Twitter Background Image



When modifying the profile background image of Twitter either via the Twitter website or the Twitter REST API nothing changes.

Is the POST account/update_profile_background_image still changes the UI?

If not why has it not been removed from both the REST API and


Thanks for pointing this out. I’ve removed the API documentation for this.


Thanks andy, so you think this endpoint no longer works, why is it still available from the Twitter website?

You can access it via Settings > Desing > Customize your own > Change Background


Not sure, I’d have to ask the product team what the status is. Until I can figure it out, the API doc will be offline.

(I’ll be very busy with #HelloWorld London events this week, so I may not be able to look into this in detail very quickly)


Hi Andy,

Did you have a chance to talk with the team?